Case Report
Volume 11 Issue 8 - 2020
Spontaneous Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage as a Complication of Tissue Plasminogen Activator Use
Tony Y Chen1, Neelakshi Bhagat1, Neena Mirani1,2 and Paul D Langer1*
1Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
2Department of Pathology, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
*Corresponding Author:Paul D Langer, Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA.
Received: June 14, 2020; Published: July 30, 2020


Suprachoroidal hemorrhage (SCH) occurs most commonly as a result of trauma or intraocular surgeries. In this report, we present a rare case of spontaneous SCH in an 82-year-old woman with no known ophthalmic disorder after receiving intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Spontaneous, nontraumatic SCH is a potential sight-threatening complication of thrombolytic therapy in susceptible individuals which should be discussed with patients..

Keywords: Spontaneous Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage; Subchoroidal Hemorrhage; Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator; Thrombolytic Therapy; Ischemic Stroke


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Citation: Paul D Langer., et al. “Spontaneous Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage as a Complication of Tissue Plasminogen Activator Use”. EC Ophthalmology 11.8 (2020): 54-56.

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